Posts tagged "Easter"

Make Your Own Easter Wreath

Purchase a Styrofoam wreath form and take 4 three yard rolls of 1 1/2 - 2 inch wide wired ribbon and alternatively wrap and hot glue the ribbon to the wreath.
Right after Christmas, while glitter was still in the air, a friend asked me to make her an Easter wreath. I had no clue how to even execute such as thing. A few YouTube tutorials later and I was hot gluing plastic eggs like a pro. While I normally don’t give away crafting or baking... Read more »

Growing Up Black: A List Of Eleven Experiences

You’ve done well in life. You played by the rules, studied hard and made something of yourself.   Some of the old folks would say that you’ve “Done the race proud.” You may live out in the suburbs or in a dazzling urban setting but if you grew up a middle class black kid in the... Read more »

Four Places You Want To Avoid Easter Weekend

Learn from my mistakes.  You do not want to go to these places in the days leading up to Easter. Trust me. 4.  A Shoe Store While most people’s Easter outfits have been selected for weeks, those little accessories like shoes haven’t. Most people’s busy schedules mean that the shoe shopping began in earnest on... Read more »
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Easter Itinerary----Easter Week Follies, Part 3

Easter Itinerary----Easter Week Follies, Part 3
This was originally posted on April 11, 2010.   When I was a child, Easter was a crazy long day that started on a cold, wet hill in a park and ended in a hair war.  The schedule below is representative of the mayhem.   3:00 AM    Wake up for Sunrise Service, henceforth known as S2.  3:45 AM    Leave... Read more »

Holy Week---Easter Week Follies, Part 2

Holy Week---Easter Week Follies, Part 2
> Part 2 of the Easter series originally published April 10, 2010 All children fidget in church. The thought of being immobile and quiet for an hour or two can be just too much to take for a little person. It is only through learned discipline (read: parents) that little people stop wiggling in their... Read more »

Double Trouble---Easter Week Follies, Part 1

Double Trouble---Easter Week Follies, Part 1
With Easter just around the corner, I’m reposting three of the “Easter Series” posts I wrote last year.  “Double Trouble” originally went up on Chicago Now on April 6, 2010.  My mother made sure both my sister and I went to church when we were children.  And when I say went to church I mean... Read more »
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Gator Parade

Easter signals many things—leaves returning to the trees, a warm breeze, longer days outside. Yet when I start seeing ads for Peeps and bone in hams, my thoughts turn to one thing and one thing only. Easter Sunday is when I’ll get to see all the new men’s alligator shoes. Or as I like to refer... Read more »

Easter Itinerary

When I was a child, Easter was a crazy long day that started on a cold, wet hill in a park and ended with a hair war.  The schedule below is representative of the mayhem.   3:00 AM    Wake up for Sunrise Service, henceforth known as S2.  3:45 AM    Leave for S2 with rollers in hair and two changes... Read more »

Double Trouble---Holy Week

All children figdet in church.  The thought of being immobile and quiet for an hour or two can be just too much to take for a little person. It is only through learned discipline (read: parents) that little people stop wiggling in their seats. Now that’s just one church service once a week. Now consider sitting... Read more »
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Double Trouble

My mother made sure both my sister and I went to church when we were children.  And when I say went to church I mean she was of the mind that if you couldn’t make it to Sunday school then you weren’t allowed to play outside the rest of the week. Somehow we managed to... Read more »